Ankara features a well developed medical infrastructure with 10 University hospitals, 39 public hospitals, 29 private hospitals, 7 of them being accredited Joint Commission International. Visitors can also enjoy any of the 3 thermal springs in the area through the 8 wellness centres that harness their healing potential.
Anıtkabir, meaning Memorial Tomb in Turkish, is the mausoleum dedicated to the Father of Modern Day Turkey – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Ataturk is revered in Turkey for leading the Turkish War of Independence and modernizing the country. The Mausoleum had over 550.000 visitors wishing to pay their respects on the 69 the anniversary of Ataturk’s death.
Kizilay is one of the most important social and business centres in Ankara. The area is bustling with bars, nightclubs, restaurants and designer retail shops, so it’s the perfect place to unwind and also do some shopping.
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is on the southern side of Ankara Castle. The Museum is a treasure trove of historical artefacts and exhibits. The Museum is arranged chronologically, starting with the Paleolithic area, continuing through the Neolithic, Early Bronze, Assyrian, Hittite and many more up until the Ottoman period. The Museum features exhibits made out of bronze, marble, glass, silver and gold – more than 450.000 people visit the museum every year.
Atakule is a 410 feet or 125m high landmark of Ankara. The tower is an observation and communication tower but it also features an open terrace and a revolving restaurant which provides a breathtaking 360 degree view of Ankara and its surroundings. The Kule, “tower” for Turkish, also features a cafe, a shopping mall and several outdoor and indoor restaurants.
● In Ankara, winters are cold, while the summer months are quite hot.
● Ankara has its own representative species of rabbit, goat and cat, namely the Angora rabbit, the Angora goat and the Angora cat, respectively. These animals played a very important role in the town’s history.
● The city has a very dense and well maintained public bus network, a suburban railway and a two line subway system, so getting from one point to another is relatively easy.
● Ankara has its own airport, around 28 km from the city. The Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) offers flights to most important cities in Europe.